Elizabeth Duong (third from right) and the rest of the Academic Council at the MSMC Tunnel of Oppression 2013.
Elizabeth Duong, president of Academic Council, recently talked to Knight Life about her involvement in this organization.
What is Academic Council?
The Academic Council represents the academic side of student life. Academic Council works to create a balance between working hard and having fun, and always welcomes new members and ideas! Academic Council bridges the gap between education and fun by holding events on campus to help students realize that both are possible.
Junior nursing student Bradley Moody tests a colleague’s blood
glucose level during his time with the Nursing Apprentice Program
at White Plains Hospital this past summer.
My experience at White Plains Hospital (WPH) was nothing short of incredible.
This summer, I worked two, three-week rotations – my first in the Emergency Room and the second on the 5F, or oncology, floor. I was hired there (yes, hired with pay) into their Nurse Apprentice Program for the summer to assist the nurses and nurse technicians in their daily duties, while observing their work.
All of the “pilgrims.” There were forty-three faculty, staff, and students representing eleven Dominican institutions.
On Memorial Day, I, along with A.J. LaPoint, assistant director of campus ministry, and two students, Stephanie Rivera and Ilci Valarde, flew to Fanjeaux, France to study medieval France, Saint Dominic de Guzman, and the Dominican order. Upon arrival we met the other members of our pilgrimage group, thirty-nine faculty, staff, and students from ten other Dominican institutions. Over the next two and a half weeks we discussed the Dominican charism and how it forms the shared foundation of the missions of Dominican colleges and universities.
Above: Amanda Cavaciuti (bottom row, second from left) poses with other members of SBA and Jack Belsito, CEO of Voss Water.
The Student Business Association, also known as SBA, is a fairly new club at the Mount. Formed in the fall of 2013, this club is designed to teach and educate students about the work force. The club is not limited to business students, and is open to all students here at the College.
I recently joined this past November. As a public relations major, I thought it would be a great opportunity.
Interning this past semester has taught me more than I ever thought I could learn, not only about my field, but about myself as well. I was lucky enough to have an internship in the Marketing Office at the College. During my time there, I experienced first-hand every aspect of marketing, including photography and videography, advertising, web content management, social media management, and so much more.